Adobe Premier Elements

What is it? Adobe Premier Elements is a digital video editing software program for Windows. With iMovie, you can import video from several sources (such as a miniDV tape, VHS recording or DVD). Once you have imported your video you can trim content, combine clips, insert images and add audio tracks, special effects and transitions […]


What Is It? ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Who Uses It? The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at […]


What Is It? Audacity is an easy-to-use, open source audio editing software program that is available as a free download. Versions are available for desktop computers that run the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. Audacity has a variety of features that can meet the needs of a range of audio recording projects, from a […]

Comply with copyright and fair use guidelines in course materials

This page provides only rules of thumb for adhering to copyright law and fair use standards. The information provided here is neither legal advice nor a complete guide. For more detailed information, see the U.S. Copyright Office’s Copyright Basics (PDF File) and Fair Use; also see the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of […]


What is it? Atlassian Confluence is The College of Wooster’s Pilot Enterprise (campus-wide) wiki. Although Confluence is technically a wiki, we like to think of it as a complete communications solution. In addition to providing wiki functionality, Confluence has the ability to send emails when pages are updated, create custom RSS feeds, attach files, images […]

Create a “green” classroom

Go paperless With stacks and stacks of paper on your desk, in bulging folders – waiting to be read and returned to your students, going paperless just might help your sanity along with helping the environment. Make all of your course materials available online including your syllabus.  Avoid handing out any papers that can be […]

Custom Homepages

What is it? Custom homepages, are user created pages hosted at companies such as and that allow you to have whatever information you want, all on one page. Key features These websites will allow you to quickly and easily view any information, chosen and organized by the user. What information you can see […]

Digital Stories

In Professor Alison Schmidt’s Spring 2006 class on the Theories & Practicies in Teaching Reading students were asked to create digital stories on their early reading experiences and how those experiences would help them teach reading. Almost all of the students felt that they reflected much more on their experiences in this project than they […]


What is it? E-readers are devices that the user can read and/or download e-books.  There are a number of different e-reader devices like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or the Barnes and Noble Nook.  Most of these devices use a technology called digital or electronic ink, making them more easily read in sunlight.  They generally […]

What Is It? is a free blog hosting service based on the WordPress blogging software. Who Uses It? The service is for faculty and students. How Does It Work? Signing up for an account on takes all of 20 seconds. Once you register you’ll get a confirmation e-mail and then you are on […]

Educational Technology Equipment

UNDER REVIEW Educational Technology maintains a small selection of innovative hardware and software that faculty, staff, and students may borrow. This equipment has not yet been deployed generally across campus. If you’d like to explore some of this equipment, simply send an e-mail to the Help Desk. For more information, visit the “Checking out Equipment” wiki […]


What is it? Evernote is a note collection and organization tool.  Evernote allows you to collect text, image, and sound files and organize them to be able to recall them easily in the future.  Evernote is available for and accessible from the web, personal computer and smartphone (iPhone or Blackberry) Key Features Ability to collect […]


What Is It? Facebook is a social networking site that allows users to: Create a profile detailing affiliations and interests Post pictures and other media Find and contact others with similar affiliations and interests Expand a personal social network by various groups Who Uses It? Facebook began as a way for college students to find […]


What is it? Flickr is currently the most popular online community/repository for photographs that encourages the sort of social dynamics characteristic of Web 2.0 sites. Open to anyone and free to use, Flickr allows users to upload, organize, and edit photos that are then available for viewing by others according to the privacy setting selected […]


What is it? Forums are web spaces designed to promote and facilitate discussions and a space to post user-generated content. They are often organzied with a specific topic or goal in mind that is best accomplished through general discussion and are intended to create or maintain a sense of community. Most forum architecture is organized […]


What is it? GarageBand is an audio editing software program that is available as part of the Apple iLife suite of applications for Macintosh computers. GarageBand has a variety of features that can meet the needs of a range of audio recording projects, from a very basic short live recording to more elaborate, multi-track projects […]

Google Docs

What is it? Google Docs is a Google application that allows you to create and collaborate on documents, slide presentations, spreadsheets and forms. Google Docs allows you to collaborate with friends and colleagues. Any document can be opened to people you invite to the document. This cuts down on the number of versions of a […]

Google Earth and Other GIS Programs

What is it? Google Earth and GIS programs are programs that contain aerial photographs with geographical data combined to allow you to virtually visit anywhere on earth. Key features Walk the globe right from the comfort of your computer Get directions for places you need to go and know exactly where to turn based on […]

Have my students create a “podcast” or audio recording.

Podcasting and audio recording can be a great tool in any classroom. Creating a podcast can afford the student a chance to evaluate and synthesize the information he or she has learned in a particular project. Podcasting provides the instructor the opportunity for assessment. Podcasting can also be used to extend the learning time outside […]


What Is It? iMovie is a digital video editing software program for Macintosh that is available as part of Apple’s iLife suite. With iMovie, you can import video from several sources (such as a miniDV tape, VHS recording or DVD) or record directly in iMovie using a Web cam. Once you have imported your video […]